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Defending Against Charges of Voluntary – Involuntary Manslaughter in Dublin & Oakland
Voluntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being in which the defendant acted under an impulse caused by sudden heat of passion. The heat of passion must be caused by a provocation that would cause an ordinary person to act rashly, without due deliberation. The provocation must be directed at the defendant, either through a physical act or a verbal act. If a person is charged with voluntary manslaughter, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
What is Involuntary Manslaughter?
Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either upon a sudden impulse or without due caution and circumspection. A person can be charged with involuntary manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of another. For example, a person can be charged with involuntary manslaughter for driving under the influence and killing another person in a car accident. If a person is charged with involuntary manslaughter, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
What are the Penalties for Manslaughter in California?
The penalties for manslaughter can include prison time, restitution, and fines. The penalties for manslaughter will depend on the circumstances of the crime.
The penalties for voluntary manslaughter are a prison term of three years to eight years. The penalties for involuntary manslaughter are a prison term of two years to four years. In addition to the prison terms, a person convicted of manslaughter may be required to pay restitution to the family of the victim.
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If you or a loved one is facing manslaughter charges, seeking the guidance of a seasoned criminal defense attorney is crucial. John W. Noonan possesses a wealth of experience and an extensive understanding of the legal system, enabling him to construct robust cases for his clients. Throughout your legal journey, Attorney Noonan will keep you fully informed, ensuring you are aware of the progress of your pending charges at all times. To arrange a consultation please reach out to us. Our firm is dedicated to aiding individuals confronting criminal allegations across the Tri-Valley Area and the East Bay, encompassing Manteca, Hayward, Fremont, Stockton, and Pleasanton.
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